§ 36. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to a trade circular issued by Russian Oil Products in contravention of the Company (Particulars of Directors) Act, 1917, Section 2, Sub-section (2); whether exemption has been granted under the provisions of the Act to the said company; and, if not, what action does he propose to take?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Herbert Williams)
I have seen the document to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. The question of proceedings is under consideration.
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that the circular clearly contravenes the Act, and why does not a prosecution take place?